Programs and methods

At the First Cambridge Education Center, English is taught using authorial programs that can help to effectively master the material and successfully use the skills learned in practice. Choosing us you will be able to quickly learn English; we understand how important English language is for children and adults.

English lessons at our center are carried out by qualified teachers who have CELTA, Delta, TKT, TESOL, TEFL certificates. Teaching methods are based on the international Cambridge standards. Continuous development of language skills is possible thanks to a specially developed system, which provides our student an opportunity to choose training areas. In many ways, we can give you more than any London based School of English. Not everyone can afford to go to another country, so if you need English school, Kyiv may be a perfect suit, as in our case.

Upon completion of any course developed at our center you will get an international certificate from Cambridge University — its examination department of Cambridge English Language Assessment. Our center is the official training center for all Cambridge ESOL exams, so all of our programs are developed so that each student at the end of the course receives an international certificate confirming his/her knowledge of the English language in the following areas: General English for children, General English for adults, Business English, Academic English.

Below you will find a diagram of all levels and the relevant certificates:

  • Beginner

    Cambridge: Key (KET, KET for Schools), YLE Starters (pre-A1), YLE Movers

  • Elementary

    Cambridge: Key (KET, KET for Schools), YLE Flyers

  • Pre-Intermediate

    Cambridge: Key (PET, PET for Schools)

  • Intermediate

    Cambridge: Preliminary (PET, PET for Schools)
    BEC Preliminary (Business English)

  • Upper-Intermediate

    Cambridge: First (FCE, FCE for Schools)
    BEC Vantage (Business English)
    TOEFL iBT, IELTS

  • Advanced

    Cambridge: Advanced (CAE)
    BEC Higher (Business English)
    TOEFL iBT
    IELTS

  • Proficiency

    Cambridge: Proficiency (CPE)
    TOEFL iBT
    IELTS

Our books

For each course at our Center we use only tested and approved educational and methodical materials by such publishers as Cambridge University Press, MacMillan, Pearson, Longman, Delta Publishing, Oxford University Press, National Geographic Learning, MM Publications.

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  • Advantages of our programs

  • The basis of our programs are educational and methodical complexes: Objective (CUP), Compact (CUP), face2face (CUP), Straightforward (MacMillan), Round-Up (Pearson), Business Benchmark (CUP), International Legal English (CUP), Absolute Financial English (Delta Publishing), Empower (CUP), English File (OUP), Expert (Pearson), Keynote (National Geographic Learning), Upstream (Express Publishing), Market Leader (Pearson), Funny Phonics (MM Publications), as well as our own materials developed during the years of successful preparation of several hundreds of students to successful completion of Cambridge English examinationsThe curriculum is prepared in such a way that mastering of each new level takes place as efficiently as possible, which is consequently confirmed by a certificate of successful completion of the Cambridge English international exams

    Teaching methodology helps to focus on all skills required to use the language properly

    The programs are specially selected for each category of students (from Beginner to Advanced)

    We develop and finalize our programs on an ongoing basis, since we go about teaching English thoroughly and with great responsibility

    Our teaching staff (Ukrainian specialists and native speakers) work together to ensure that the effectiveness of each course is as high as possible, and all our students achieve their goals

  • We ensure

  • Correct selection of the program level (free trial testing)Language learning according to a unique system: theoretical knowledge (grammar, vocabulary) combined with the development of active and passive use of the language skills (speaking, writing, reading, listening)

    Ongoing assessment of knowledge during the course

    Provision of learning materials for the entire course

    International examination after the course: registration and testing directly at our Center

    New possibilities in English: academic and business exams of varying complexity

    Complete information support throughout the learning process

programmes-leaves

  • Mode of training
  • Group of 6-10 people
  • Schedule of tutoring sessions
  • 2 or 3 times a week
  • Cost of course books
  • UAH 300-650 for the complete course
  • Duration of 1 semester
  • 6 weeks
  • Duration of 1 tutoring session
  • 2 academic hours — 90 minutes

Programs description

We are conducting general English courses for children, teenagers and adults, as well as specialized programs such as business and legal English, intensive courses, a camp for children, preparation for ZNO and international Cambridge English exams during the year.

We perform groups’ enrollment 4 times a year:

— in autumn (training period: September – January)
— in winter (training period: February – June)
— in spring (training period: March – May)
— in summer (training period: June – August)

After any training program successful completion students receive a certificate from our center indicating the passed course and the confirmed knowledge level.

Our weekly clubs – Speaking club, Movie club, Grammar club and Book club would become a pleasant bonus for each course, as an additional practice. The clubs are being held on Saturdays on a free basis for all students of our center during the training period.

Our center offers the following programs:

General English for Adults

General English course is a complex of classes for developing all aspects and language skills of a certain level, such as grammar, speaking, listening, reading and writing.

In addition to the international publications’ textbooks, the teacher uses a lot of additional, interactive materials, which makes the training process rich and exciting, and intermediate tests will help you and the teacher to control your personal progress.

You will fully master one of the levels under the international scale CEFR (from A1 to C2) for 4.5 months and after writing the final test, you will be able to go to the next one.

  • Levels
  • Beginner (A1)
    Elementary (A2)
    Intermediate (B1)
    Pre Intermediate (B1+)
    Upper Intermediate (B2)
    Advanced (C1)
    Proficiency (C2)
  • Form of training
  • Group of 6 – 10 people
  • Course duration
  • 4,5 months = 108 academic hours
    3 terms (1 term = 6 weeks)
  • Classes schedule
  • Intensity: 2 or 3 times a week
    Time: morning, afternoon, evening
    Class:
    2 academic hours — 90 minutes,
    3 academic hours — 135 minutes
  • Educational materials
  • UAH 600 — 650 for the entire course
  • Discounts
  • — 10% discount for training while paying for the entire course
    — 10% discount for Cambridge English test
  • Training period
  • —autumn enrollment
    — winter enrollment

English for Teenagers + PET / FCE / CAE + DPA/ZNO

The English language course for teenagers is an academic course that includes several programs at once: studying the level (from A2 to C1), preparing for External Independent Testing (Zovnishnie nezalezhne testuvannya – ZNO) and the State Final Certification (Derzhavna pidsumkova atestatsiya – DPA), and also preparing for the Cambridge English International Exam (PET/FCE/CAE).

The entire course takes 6.5 months – from September to April. As a result, our students not only raise their current level, but also successfully pass both the final school tests and international exams necessary for further education.

  • Levels
  • Elementary (A2)
    Pre Intermediate (B1)
    Intermediate (B1+)
    Upper Intermediate (B2)
    Advanced (C1)
  • Form of training
  • Group of 6 – 10 people
  • Course duration
  • 6,5 months = 162 academic hours
    4,5 terms (1 term = 6 weeks)
  • Classes schedule
  • Intensity: 2 or 3 times a week
    Time: afternoon
    Class:
    2 academic hours — 90 minutes,
    3 academic hours — 135 minutes
  • Educational materials
  • UAH 550 for the entire course
  • Discounts
  • — 10% discount for training while paying for the entire course
    — 50% discount for Cambridge English test while paying for the entire course
    — 10% discount for Cambridge English test while paying by terms

  • Training period
  • —autumn enrollment
    — winter enrollment

Preparation for ZNO

We conduct specialized intensive courses in preparation for External Independent Testing (Zovnishnie nezalezhne testuvannya – ZNO) during the winter-spring term, in order to prepare students for the successful completion of this particular test.

Our teachers constantly monitor all changes and updates on the requirements and evaluation criteria for the current academic year and adapt the program accordingly. In addition, one of ZNO senior examiners regularly conducts trainings in our center.

Thanks to this, our training program for ZNO is the most effective and relevant, and this helps our graduates achieve the highest results.

  • Levels
  • Intermediate (B1+)
    Upper Intermediate (B2)
    Advanced (C1)
  • Form of training
  • Group of 6 – 10 people
  • Course duration
  • 1) 5 weeks (30 academic hours)
    2) 12 weeks (72 academic hours)
  • Classes schedule
  • Intensity: 2 or 3 times a week
    Time: afternoon
    Class:
    2 academic hours — 90 minutes,
    3 academic hours — 135 minutes
  • Educational materials
  • 1) free (5 weeks course)
    2) UAH 250 (12 weeks course)
  • Discounts
  • — 10% discount for training while paying for the entire course (12 weeks course)s)
  • Training period
  • — winter enrollment
    — spring enrollment

English for Kids

English for Kids courses’ program is designed in accordance with their age characteristics. Our main task is to instill a love for English, that’s why all classes take place in a playful form and creative atmosphere.

One level’s passing takes one academic year – from September to May. Every 1.5 months, parents receive Feedback from the teacher with the training results and comments from the teacher. And at the end of the school year, children pass Cambridge exam, which will become an objective indicator of knowledge and motivation for further education.

  • Levels
  • ABC English — 5-6 years
    Starters(pre-А1) — 6-7 years
    Starters+ (pre-А1) — 8-9 years
    Starters Secondary (pre-А1) — 10-12 years
    Movers (A1) — 8-10 years
    Flyers (A2) — 10-12 years
    KET for Schools (A2) — 11-13 years
    PET for Schools (B1) — 11-13 years
  • Form of training
  • Group of 6 – 8 people
  • Course duration
  • 7,5 months = 180 academic hours
    5 terms (1 term = 6 weeks)
  • Classes schedule
  • Intensity: 2 or 3 times a week
    Time: afternoon
    Class:
    1 academic hour  — 45 minutes,
    2 academic hours — 90 minutes,
    3 academic hours — 135 minutes
  • Educational materials
  • UAH 300 — 400 for the entire course
  • Discounts
  • — 10% discount for training while paying for the entire course
    — 100% discount for the Cambridge English test while paying for the entire course
    — 50% discount for the Cambridge English test while paying by terms
  • Training period
  • —autumn enrollment

Summer Camp for Kids

Summer camp for 6 – 10 years old children is being held in our center, located at the Golden Gate.
The program includes education elements – the studying of vocabulary and grammar, as well as a variety of activities aimed at developing conversational skills in children.

Our specialists choose the most interesting and relevant topics for the summer language camp. At the end of each week, children prepare a project on the covered topic to consolidate the material and additional work out of the new vocabulary.

In addition, the course includes elements of mathematics, every morning – warm-up and gymnastics, outdoor games, cartoon views, creativity, delicious snacks – everything is only in English!

  • Вік
  • 6 — 10 years
  • Form of training
  • Group of 6 – 10 people
  • Course duration
  • From 4 to 8 weeks
  • Classes schedule
  • MON – FRI 9.00 – 14.00
  • Educational materials
  • Are included in the course’s cost
  • Discounts
  • — 15% discount while paying for 8 weeks
  • Training period
  • — summer enrollment

Preparation for Cambridge English Exams (FCE/CAE/CPE)

Being the largest test center in Ukraine for Cambridge English exams taking, we also conduct specialized training courses for FCE, CAE and CPE tests.

The program includes a comprehensive study of all sections of the exam and prepares you for the tasks fulfillment in accordance with the timeframes.

Courses are conducted by certified the specialists, who are also Cambridge English Language Assessment examiners. This means that you will receive only the current knowledge about exams from the most knowledgeable sources.

  • Levels
  • —FCE: Upper Intermediate (B2)
    —CAE: Advanced (C1)
    —CPE: Proficiency (C2)

  • Form of training
  • Group of 6 – 10 people
  • Course duration
  • 3 or 4,5 months = 72 academic hours
    2 or 3 terms (1 term = 6 weeks)
  • Classes schedule
  • Intensity: 2 or 3 times a week
    Time: evening
    Class:
    2 academic hours — 90 minutes,
    3 academic hours — 135 minutes

  • Educational materials
  • UAH 680 for the entire course
  • Discounts
  • — 50% discount for Cambridge English test while paying for the entire course
    — 10% discount for Cambridge English test while paying by terms
  • Training period
  • —autumn enrollment
    — winter enrollment
    — summer enrollment

Business English

Business English is a course for those, who want to improve their language skills, taking into account the practical skills that will be needed to work in foreign and international companies. In addition to the basic vocabulary and terminology necessary for communication in the business sphere, you will also master the principles of presentation, negotiation, business correspondence.

The full Business English course program consists of 2 blocks, in one of which you will discuss topics such as Meetings, Negotiations, Presentations, and in another – Telephoning, Emails, Socializing.

You will receive a set of practical skills that will help you feel confident in solving the main professional problems for 4 months.

  • Levels
  • Intermediate (B1+) / Upper Intermediate (B2)
  • Form of training
  • Group of 6 – 10 people
  • Course duration
  • 2 months
    24 classes = 48 academic hours(1 module)
  • Classes schedule
  • Intensity: 3 times a week
    Time: evening
    Class: 2 academic hours — 90 minutes
  • Educational materials
  • Are included in the course’s cost
  • Discounts
  • — UAH 600 discount while paying for the entire course
    — 10% discount for Cambridge English test
  • Training period
  • — autumn enrollment
    — winter enrollment
    — summer enrollment

Legal English course was designed for lawyers with the Upper Intermediate English level, who apply or plan to use English at work, or are going to get a job according to their specialty abroad.

During the course, students will study legal terms, as well as consider the topics of a wide range of jurisprudence – commercial, corporate, contractual, labor law, as well as intellectual property, property rights and much more

  • Levels
  • Upper Intermediate (B2) / Advanced (C1)
  • Form of training
  • Group of 6 – 10 people
  • Course duration
  • 2 months = 48 academic hours
    2 terms (1 term = 4 weeks)

  • Classes schedule
  • Intensity: 3 times a week
    Time: evening
    Class:2 academic hours — 90 minutes

  • Educational materials
  • UAH 650
  • Discounts
  • — UAH 600 discount while paying for the entire course
    — 10% discount for Cambridge English test
  • Training period
  • —autumn enrollment
    — winter enrollment

Intensive English course (BrushUp!)

During the 8 weeks of Intensive BrushUp course you will master all the basic language skills and grammatical material of one of the levels. The particular attention is paid to the practice of speaking and language use in real life situations.

The course is ideal for those, who want to quickly restore the knowledge level for traveling abroad, interviewing or passing an international exam.

Our specialists developed a program that makes the intensive course as dynamic and effective as possible. As a result, students overcome the language barrier, easily recognize English speech by ear and use the knowledge gained in practice.

  • Levels
  • Intermediate (B1+)
    Upper Intermediate (B2)
  • Form of training
  • Group of 6 – 10 people
  • Course duration
  • 2 months = 48 academic hours
    2 terms (1 term = 4 weeks)
  • Classes schedule
  • Intensity: 3 times a week
    Time: evening
    Class:2 academic hours — 90 minutes
  • Educational materials
  • Are included in the course’s cost
  • Discounts
  • — UAH 600 discount while paying for the entire course
    — 10% discount for Cambridge English test

  • Training period
  • —autumn enrollment
    — winter enrollment
    —spring enrollment

Conversational English (Communication Skills)

The Conversational course is intended for those, who know the English language, starting with the average level, i.е. from Intermediate and above, but feels a lack of conversational practice in everyday life.

During the course you will learn the vocabulary from the most necessary and relevant topics, such as: Appearances and personality, Friends, Ideas / Useful tools, Family, Business, Traveling, Food, Lifestyles, Social and environmental issues, etc.

The course is being taught by native speaker teachers, so you can be sure that after completing this course you will be able to speak fluently and beautifully in English.

  • Levels
  • —Intermediate (B1+)/ Upper Intermediate (B2)
    —Upper Intermediate (B2) / Advanced (C1)
  • Form of training
  • Group of 6 – 10 people
  • Course duration
  • 2 months = 48 academic hours
    2 terms (1 term = 4 weeks)
  • Classes schedule
  • Intensity: 3 times a week
    Time: evening
    Class:
    2 academic hours — 90 minutes,
  • Educational materials
  • Are included in the course’s cost
  • Discounts
  • — UAH 600 discount while paying for the entire course
    — 10% discount for Cambridge English test
  • Training period
  • —autumn enrollment
    — winter enrollment
    —spring enrollment
    —summer enrollment

Grammar + Speaking skills

Summer Grammar + Speaking Course at the First Cambridge Educational Center will help you in a short time to improve and systematize the grammar knowledge, and also apply them in practice in oral and written speech.

Classes are held on a communicative method, which involves the maximum immersion in the English-speaking environment. Having studied the new grammatical material, you immediately practice its use in communicating with other group members, memorizing and assimilating information for several times faster.

Thus, in just 2.5 months you will pass the basic grammatical material of a certain level, and assignments for the conversational skills development will help to consolidate skills.

  • Levels
  • Elementary (A2)
    Pre Intermediate (B1)
    Intermediate (B1+)
    Upper Intermediate (B2)
  • Form of training
  • Group of 6 – 10 people
  • Course duration
  • 2,5 months = 60 academic hours
    2 terms (1 term = 5 weeks)
  • Classes schedule
  • Intensity: 3 times a week
    Time: morning, afternoon, evening
    Class:2 academic hours — 90 minutes
  • Educational materials
  • UAH 200 — 300 for the entire course
  • Discounts
  • — 10% discount for training while paying for the entire course
    — 10% discount for Cambridge English test
  • Training period
  • — summer enrollment

Summer Intensive Course for Adults

Summer Intensive Course will allow you mastering the basic material of the whole English language level – from A1 to C1 (according to the international CEFR scale) in the shortest possible time.

The Intensive Course curriculum includes a comprehensive study of all the basic language skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing, and grammar materials and vocabulary required at each level.

This course is perfect for all those, who want to quickly restore knowledge after a break in training or effectively use the summer period to move to the next level in the new academic year.

  • Levels
  • Beginner (A1)
    Elementary (A2)
    Pre Intermediate (B1)
    Intermediate (B1+)
    Upper Intermediate (B2)
    Advanced (C1)
  • Form of training
  • Group of 6 – 10 people
  • Course duration
  • 2 months = 96 academic hours
    2 terms (1 term = 4 weeks)
  • Classes schedule
  • Intensity: 3 times a week
    Time: morning, afternoon, evening
    Class:4 academic hours — 180 minutes
  • Educational materials
  • UAH 400 —500 for the entire course
  • Discounts
  • — 10% discount for training while paying for the entire course
    — 10% discount for Cambridge English test
  • Training period
  • — summer enrollment

Summer Intensive Course for Teenagers

We offer intensive courses for teenagers that will help to maintain the language level, repeat complex grammatical topics, replenish the vocabulary, and develop communication skills in the summer.

The course is built according to a program of the appropriate level, but we use those teaching and methodical complexes that do not overload, but on the contrary – help children feeling more confident while using the language. Classes are built around the themes of sports, music, hobbies, family and others.

  • Levels
  • Elementary (A2)
    Pre Intermediate (B1)
    Intermediate (B1+)
    Upper Intermediate (B2)
    Advanced (C1)
  • Form of training
  • Group of 6 – 10 people
  • Course duration
  • 2,5 months = 90 academic hours
    2 terms (1 term = 5 weeks)
  • Classes schedule
  • Intensity: 3 times a week
    Time: afternoon
    Class:3 academic hours — 135 minutes
  • Educational materials
  • UAH 450— 500 for the entire course
  • Discounts
  • — 10% discount for training while paying for the entire course
    — 10% discount for Cambridge English test
  • Training period
  • — summer enrollment

Summer Intensive Course for Kids

During Summer Intensive Courses our teachers pay attention to all the main aspects: reading, spelling, listening, pronunciation and grammar.

The children learn a large amount of new vocabulary on the most relevant for summer period topics during the course: Cinema/Theater, Plane/Train, English Speaking Countries, Seaside, Hotel, Restaurant, Shopping, Supermarkets, etc. Using the communicative-game method, teachers immediately involve children in the learning process, motivate them to learn new material and progress.

Once they get in the English-speaking environment, children can actively use the learned words and expressions. Each theme will be maximally worked through in dialogues and sketches.

  • Levels
  • Starters: рівень pre-А1 (7-8 years)
    Movers: рівень A1 (8-10 years)
    Flyers: A2 (10-12 years)
  • Form of training
  • Group of 6 people
  • Course duration
  • 2 months = 64 academic hours
    2 terms (1 term = 4 weeks)
  • Classes schedule
  • Intensity: 3 times a week
    Time: afternoon
    Class:120 minutes
  • Educational materials
  • Are included in the course’s cost
  • Discounts
  • — 10% discount for training while paying for the entire course
    — 10% discount for Cambridge English test
  • Training period
  • — summer enrollment

In order to enroll for our courses, you have to pass a free preliminary diagnostic test to determine the current level of English proficiency.

To do this, you need to call us 044 364 06 25 and tell, when it would be more convenient for you to come to us or send an online application.